Psalm 7: God's Justice. When Falsely Accused

Psalm 7: God’s Justice. When Falsely Accused.

An appeal to God, The Supreme Judge, against wicked enemies. By his sentence God sitting once again as world-judge will put an end to evil, and protect the just.

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Psalm 7: Prayer Audio in Latin

{7:1} Psalmus David, quem cantavit Domino pro verbis Chusi filii Iemini.
{7:1} A Psalm of David, which he sang to the Lord because of the words of Cush, the son of Jemini.

{7:2} Domine Deus meus in te speravi: salvum me fac ex omnibus persequentibus me, et libera me.
{7:2} O Lord, my God, in you I have hoped. Save me from all those who persecute me, and free me:

{7:3} Nequando rapiat ut leo animam meam, dum non est qui redimat, neque qui salvum faciat.
{7:3} lest at any time, like a lion, he might seize my soul, while there is no one to redeem me, nor any who can save.

{7:4} Domine Deus meus si feci istud, si est iniquitas in manibus meis:
{7:4} O Lord, my God, if there is iniquity in my hands, if I have done this:

{7:5} Si reddidi retribuentibus mihi mala, decidam merito ab inimicis meis inanis.
{7:5} if I have repaid those who rendered evils to me, may I deservedly fall away empty before my enemies:

{7:6} Persequatur inimicus animam meam, et comprehendat, et conculcet in terra vitam meam, et gloriam meam in pulverem deducat.
{7:6} let the enemy pursue my soul, and take hold of it, and trample my life into the earth, and drag down my glory into the dust.

{7:7} Exurge Domine in ira tua: et exaltare in finibus inimicorum meorum. Et exurge Domine Deus meus in præcepto quod mandasti:
{7:7} Rise up, Lord, in your anger. And be exalted to the borders of my enemies. And rise up, O Lord my God, according to the precept that you commanded,

{7:8} et synagoga populorum circumdabit te. Et propter hanc in altum regredere:
{7:8} and a congregation of people will surround you. And, because of this, return on high.

{7:9} Dominus iudicat populos. Iudica me Domine secundum iustitiam meam, et secundum innocentiam meam super me.
{7:9} The Lord judges the people. Judge me, O Lord, according to my justice and according to my innocence within me.

{7:10} Consumetur nequitia peccatorum, et diriges iustum, scrutans corda et renes Deus.
{7:10} The wickedness of sinners will be consumed, and you will direct the just: the examiner of hearts and temperaments is God.

{7:11} Iustum adiutorium meum a Domino, qui salvos facit rectos corde.
{7:11} Just is my help from the Lord, who saves the upright of heart.

{7:12} Deus iudex iustus, fortis, et patiens: numquid irascitur per singulos dies?
{7:12} God is a just judge, strong and patient. How could he be angry throughout every day?

{7:13} Nisi conversi fueritis, gladium suum vibrabit: arcum suum tetendit, et paravit illum.
{7:13} Unless you will be converted, he will brandish his sword. He has extended his bow and made it ready.

{7:14} Et in eo paravit vasa mortis, sagittas suas ardentibus effecit.
{7:14} And with it, he has prepared instruments of death. He has produced his arrows for those on fire.

{7:15} Ecce parturiit iniustitiam: concepit dolorem, et peperit iniquitatem.
{7:15} Behold him who has given birth to injustice: he has conceived sorrow and has begotten iniquity.

{7:16} Lacum aperuit, et effodit eum: et incidit in foveam, quam fecit.
{7:16} He has opened a pit and enlarged it. And he has fallen into the hole that he made.

{7:17} Convertetur dolor eius in caput eius: et in verticem ipsius iniquitas eius descendet.
{7:17} His sorrow will be turned upon his own head, and his iniquity will descend upon his highest point.

{7:18} Confitebor Domino secundum iustitiam eius: et psallam nomini Domini altissimi.
{7:18} I will confess to the Lord according to his justice, and I will sing a psalm to the name of the Lord Most High.

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